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Basics that are anything but.

Friday Find: Nak Armstrong mega earrings

mega jewels styled with fashion basics day to night

Hold your head high as dramatic shoulder grazers return to fashion's good favours for a spring that sparkles. Resplendent with ostentatious elegance, this micro-trend on the rise is certainly not for the fiscally faint hearted! 

With semi-precious stones as big as a fist, swan-necked fashionistas are letting their lobes do all the talking as big and beautiful pendant earrings take centre stage. A knee jerk reaction to the opulence seen to adorn all manner of beautiful fashion accoutrements, big bijoux are the latest style coup de coeur to capture our imagination – and our pocket books, too!

Not to be confused with the very affordable costume jewellery trend circa '15, maximalist jewellery showcases a budget bursting array of rough cut diamonds, opals, pearls and silver filigree – all taken XXL.

These shoulder dusters gleam with a high luxe allure that flaunts your power dressing prowess. A contemporary revamp on antique designs, perfectly formed oval tear drop designs and intricate graphic cut from Prada to Proenza Schouler prove that money talks this season, with fashion reverting to its haute couture roots.

Catapulting high-drama accessories into the fashion finders line of sight, Nak Armstrong has been silently but consistently honing his skill for glistening glamour, waiting for the perfect opportunity to make his mark in the style hall of fame. Designing a pair of show stopping pendant earrings fit for the lady of a thousand gems herself, the one and only, Elizabeth Taylor, these Aquamarine Ruffled Drop Earrings with romantic moonstones, sapphires and labradorite set in rose gold harmoniously blend the designer's architectural background with Art Deco opulence, resulting in a unique and unexpected masterpiece.

Cut scene to the rest of the ensemble, and one is surprised to see colour block style staples working with the opaque warmth of these tiered earrings. Using the short sleeved VAUGHAN Bettie shirt in blue, modest accoutrements take on an old-world elegance as this Lavin organza brooch injects a touch of whimsy that elegantly aligns electric blue with faint powder pastels. Worn tucked into this mustard seed A-line midi, ladylike dressing is redefined thanks to retro undertones signalled in geek chic looks from Gucci and Fendi. Making sure excess is kept to a minimum, these decorated pendant earrings are best in show, complimented by throwback designs like these thrift shop chic brown suede platforms and colour pop leather bow wallet.

Let the finishing touches dictate your fashion narrative this season as dare to bare high shine accessories steal the spot light. Embrace the WOW factor this spring and let these Nak Armstrong pendant earrings catapult your look from frumpy to fabulous in record time!

Pictured: VAUGHAN Bettie's Blues silk shirt, Delpozo mustard midi-skirt, Lanvin brooch, Nak Armstrong ruffled aquamarine earrings, Salvatore Ferragamo bow wallet, Aquazurra suede sandals

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